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Clark County gunshow vs. Portland Expo?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by teflon97239, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Heard on the radio that Collectors West is coming to Clark County this weekend (9-29-12). I need to pick up some bulk ammo, etc., and the "free parking" thing appeals. Having been to several CW shows at Portland Expo but never Clark County, I'm wondering how they compare. Same size venue and number of sellers? Smaller?

    Went back to Hillsboro a couple weekends ago and was very disappointed to find only one room in use, and not quite full.

    Appreciate any insight about Vancouver vs. Portland.
  2. K-22

    K-22 Vancouver WA Active Member

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    The show you are referring to can vary all the way from ho-hum to very good. Usually, there will not be as much ammo available as there is at the Expo show. Also, there will be a lot less jerky, and fewer Beany Babies.
    I wiil give it a whirl this week end.

  3. Jerry

    Jerry Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    The Clark Co show is much, much smaller.....probably the size of the Hillsboro show. It ain't a big show.

    Not a lot of bulk ammo like the Expo show. Couple of the same vendors, but some that you won't see at the Expo shows.

    It's worth going the price of admission, I think.
  4. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    It's a lot smaller.
    It's worth going just to check out the used guns that Phil brings. He has about 2000 used guns at his island.